Tooning Out The News

Tooning Out The News

  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.5  (118)

From the minds behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Our Cartoon President, comes Tooning Out The News - an animated variety news series, hosted by larger-than-life anchors. The show is structured as a fictional newscast, with animated anchors and reporters presenting satirical takes on current events. The cartoon segments are similar to animated sketches that were originally produced for Colbert's show and for the series Our Cartoon President. Production on the series was delayed and significantly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The animation technique originally used involved motion capture technology to record the movements of actual actors. After the pandemic forced the animation staff to work remotely, the technique was changed to simpler one that merely uses commercially available animation software.

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FRIDAY 5/7/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rev. William J. Barber II/Michael Lewis/Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton/Rep. Ruben Gallego)
41. FRIDAY 5/7/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rev. William J. Barber II/Michael Lewis/Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton/Rep. Ruben Gallego)
May 7, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the GOP's revolt against Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney, the worldwide explosion of COVID cases, Rudy Giuliani's FBI troubles, and more.
FRIDAY 5/7/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton)
40. FRIDAY 5/7/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton)
May 7, 2021
Hot Take breaks down Facebook's Trump ban, Brian Kilmeade's epic takedown of a child, and the fight for D.C. statehood with Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton.
THURSDAY 5/6/21 BIG NEWS (Michael Lewis)
39. THURSDAY 5/6/21 BIG NEWS (Michael Lewis)
May 6, 2021
Big News breaks down Facebook's decision to uphold Donald Trump's ban, the GOP's rift with Liz Cheney, and Biden's summer vaccine push. Plus, the panel pitches some new book idea to best-selling author Michael Lewis.
WEDNESDAY 5/5/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rev. William J. Barber II)
38. WEDNESDAY 5/5/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rev. William J. Barber II)
May 5, 2021
The Establishment breaks down the GOP's revolt against Liz Cheney, the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce, Rudy Giuliani's FBI raid reaction, and the latest calls for police reform with guest Rev. William J. Barber II.
TUESDAY 5/4/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Rep. Ruben Gallego)
37. TUESDAY 5/4/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Rep. Ruben Gallego)
May 4, 2021
Virtue Signal tackles the global COVID case explosion, Stephanie Ruhle's clapback to Biden's tax increases on the rich, the GOP's war against Mitt Romney and Liz Cheney, and Hillary Clinton's attack on Afghanistan withdrawal.
FRIDAY 4/30/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz/Michael Cohen/Gov. Ned Lamont /Sen. Alex Padilla)
36. FRIDAY 4/30/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz/Michael Cohen/Gov. Ned Lamont /Sen. Alex Padilla)
April 30, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include President Biden's first joint address to Congress, the possible prosecution of Donald Trump, nationwide loosening of COVID restrictions, and more.
FRIDAY 4/30/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Sen. Alex Padilla)
35. FRIDAY 4/30/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Sen. Alex Padilla)
April 30, 2021
Inside The Hill breaks down Biden's first joint address to Congress including his wealth tax, the American Jobs Plan, and immigration reform with guest Sen. Alex Padilla. Plus, the raid on Rudy Giuliani by the FBI.
THURSDAY 4/29/21 SPECIAL COVERAGE (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
34. THURSDAY 4/29/21 SPECIAL COVERAGE (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz)
April 29, 2021
The Tooning Out The News Special Coverage super-panel breaks down President Biden's remarks on COVID-19, infrastructure, police reform, immigration, gun control, and more with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
WEDNESDAY 4/28/21 BIG NEWS (Gov. Ned Lamont)
33. WEDNESDAY 4/28/21 BIG NEWS (Gov. Ned Lamont)
April 28, 2021
Big News breaks down Tucker Carlson's anti-mask madness, the results of the 2020 census, and the latest Gov. Cuomo scandal denial. Plus, can guest Gov. Ned Lamont make Connecticut sexy again?
TUESDAY 4/27/21 HOT TAKE (Michael Cohen)
32. TUESDAY 4/27/21 HOT TAKE (Michael Cohen)
April 27, 2021
Hot Take talks exclusively with former Trump attorney Michael Cohen about his house arrest, the bombshell Trump tax investigation, the 2024 Republican candidates, and more. Plus, an inspiring Shawshank Redemption moment.
FRIDAY 4/23/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Tara Palmeri, Shannon Watts)
31. FRIDAY 4/23/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Tara Palmeri, Shannon Watts)
April 23, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, gun reform, Biden's climate change summit, and more.
FRIDAY 4/23/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rep. Raul Ruiz)
30. FRIDAY 4/23/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rep. Raul Ruiz)
April 23, 2021
The Establishment breaks down the latest on Biden's Climate Summit, police reform, George W. Bush's press tour, and Joe Lieberman's return to Washington with Rep. Raul Ruiz.
THURSDAY 4/22/21 Inside The Hill (Sen. Jeff Merkley)
29. THURSDAY 4/22/21 Inside The Hill (Sen. Jeff Merkley)
April 22, 2021
Inside The Hill breaks down the response to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, the White House's police reform plan, and the For The People Act with its lead sponsor, Sen. Jeff Merkley.
WEDNESDAY 4/21/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Tara Palmeri)
28. WEDNESDAY 4/21/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Tara Palmeri)
April 21, 2021
Virtue Signal discusses the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, Trump's vaccine pettiness, Peloton's latest safety concerns, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's hot-pink selfie. Plus, a deep dive into Amy Coney Barrett's glass ceiling-shattering book deal.
TUESDAY 4/20/21 HOT TAKE (Shannon Watts)
27. TUESDAY 4/20/21 HOT TAKE (Shannon Watts)
April 19, 2021
Hot Take breaks down the wave of mass shootings in the U.S., the Derek Chauvin trial, and Gov. Ron DeSantis and Trump's return to TV with Moms Demand Action Founder, Shannon Watts. Plus, Hot Take's Oscar predictions!
FRIDAY 4/16/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Judy Woodruff/Willie Geist/Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes/Rep. Ritchie Torres)
26. FRIDAY 4/16/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Judy Woodruff/Willie Geist/Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes/Rep. Ritchie Torres)
April 16, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the latest in Matt Gaetz's underage sex trafficking scandal, Biden's call to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, the tragic shooting of Duante Wright, and more.
FRIDAY 4/16/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Rep. Ritchie Torres)
25. FRIDAY 4/16/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Rep. Ritchie Torres)
April 16, 2021
Virtue Signal spills the tea on Biden's Afghanistan break up, Bernie Madoff's death, and Colton Underwood's coming out story with Rep. Ritchie Torres. Plus, a look at the media's newfound concern for Afghan women.
THURSDAY 4/15/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Willie Geist)
24. THURSDAY 4/15/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Willie Geist)
April 15, 2021
Inside The Hill debates Biden's Afghanistan troop withdrawal, the FDA pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the latest in Matt Gaetz's sex trafficking scandal with host of Sunday TODAY Willie Geist.
WEDNESDAY 4/14/21 BIG NEWS (Judy Woodruff)
23. WEDNESDAY 4/14/21 BIG NEWS (Judy Woodruff)
April 14, 2021
Big News breaks down the police killing of Daunte Wright with PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff. Plus, where in the world is Prince Philip?
TUESDAY 4/13/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes)
22. TUESDAY 4/13/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes)
April 13, 2021
The Establishment breaks down the latest in Matt Gaetz's sex trafficking allegations, Trump's tirade against Mitch McConnell, Tucker Carlson's shocking theory, and John Boehner's attack on the party he helped create with bestselling authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes.
FRIDAY 4/2/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rob Reiner/Rep. Mondaire Jones/Kara Swisher/Margaret Hoover)
21. FRIDAY 4/2/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Rob Reiner/Rep. Mondaire Jones/Kara Swisher/Margaret Hoover)
April 2, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Matt Gaetz underage sex trafficking allegations, Lil Nas X's controversial music video, Biden's "Build Back Better" plan, and more.
FRIDAY 4/2/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Kara Swisher)
20. FRIDAY 4/2/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Kara Swisher)
April 2, 2021
Virtue Signal discusses the Matt Gaetz scandal, marijuana legislation, and more with the New York Times' Kara Swisher. Plus, Kylie writes her own COVID vaccine PSA song.
THURSDAY 4/1/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rob Reiner)
19. THURSDAY 4/1/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Rob Reiner)
April 1, 2021
The Establishment dives into Biden's new infrastructure bill, the underage sex allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, and more with legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner.
WEDNESDAY 3/31/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Mondaire Jones)
18. WEDNESDAY 3/31/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Mondaire Jones)
March 31, 2021
Rep. Mondaire Jones joins Hot Take to discuss Trump's latest Fauci insult, Lil Nas X's satanic music video, anti-trans legislation, and more.
TUESDAY 3/30/21 BIG NEWS (Margaret Hoover)
17. TUESDAY 3/30/21 BIG NEWS (Margaret Hoover)
March 30, 2021
Big News breaks down the latest on Biden's Build Back Better proposal, Georgia's voter suppression law, the big boat in the Suez Canal, and more with host of PBS's "Firing Line", Margaret Hoover.
FRIDAY 3/26/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Weijia Jiang/Gov. Phil Murphy/Rep. Jason Crow/Marc Lamont Hill)
16. FRIDAY 3/26/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Weijia Jiang/Gov. Phil Murphy/Rep. Jason Crow/Marc Lamont Hill)
March 26, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include Biden's first press conference, the push for gun reform, exploitation of the southern border crisis, and more.
FRIDAY 3/26/21 BIG NEWS (Weijia Jiang)
15. FRIDAY 3/26/21 BIG NEWS (Weijia Jiang)
March 26, 2021
Big News breaks down President Biden's first press conference and his statements on infrastructure, immigration, and the filibuster with CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Weijia Jiang.
THURSDAY 3/25/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Gov. Phil Murphy)
14. THURSDAY 3/25/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Gov. Phil Murphy)
March 25, 2021
Inside The Hill covers the Biden administration's push for gun reform and infrastructure spending, the Goldman Sachs allegations, and the AstraZeneca controversy with Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey. Plus, the fight over Covid vaccine patents.
WEDNESDAY 3/24/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Marc Lamont Hill)
13. WEDNESDAY 3/24/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Marc Lamont Hill)
March 24, 2021
Virtue Signal looks into renewed efforts for gun reform, Biden's new $3T infrastructure bill, and Amazon workers attempt to unionize with guest Marc Lamont Hill.
TUESDAY 3/23/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Jason Crow)
12. TUESDAY 3/23/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Jason Crow)
March 23, 2021
Hot Take breaks down the border crisis with Rep. Jason Crow. Plus, a deep dive into Biden's Air Force One fall with Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School Dr. Maitreyi Mazumdar.
FRIDAY 3/19/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse/Nina Turner/Ross Douthat/Rep. Jimmy Gomez)
11. FRIDAY 3/19/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse/Nina Turner/Ross Douthat/Rep. Jimmy Gomez)
March 19, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the horrific hate crime in Atlanta, Gov. Cuomo's scandals, the filibuster debate, and more.
FRIDAY 3/19/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Ross Douthat)
10. FRIDAY 3/19/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (Ross Douthat)
March 19, 2021
The Establishment breaks down the latest developments in Atlanta mass shooting, Mitch McConnell's threat to enact his agenda, and the crisis at the southern border with NYTimes columnist Ross Douthat.
THURSDAY 3/18/21 BIG NEWS (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse)
9. THURSDAY 3/18/21 BIG NEWS (Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse)
March 18, 2021
Big News covers the horrific hate crime in Atlanta, Democrats' efforts to dismantle the filibuster, and the botched Brett Kavanaugh FBI background investigation with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
WEDNESDAY 3/17/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Rep. Jimmy Gomez)
8. WEDNESDAY 3/17/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Rep. Jimmy Gomez)
March 17, 2021
Inside The Hill panics over the COVID relief bill, Republican vaccine hesitancy, and Gov. Cuomo's recent progressive streak with Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-CA).
TUESDAY 3/16/21 HOT TAKE (Nina Turner)
7. TUESDAY 3/16/21 HOT TAKE (Nina Turner)
March 16, 2021
Hot Take breaks down the latest in Gov. Cuomo's response to sexual harassment allegations and discusses the H.R. 1 voting rights bill with Ohio 11th congressional district candidate Nina Turner.
3/11/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Jeh Johnson/Charles Blow/Rep. Madeleine Dean/Sen. Tina Smith)
6. 3/11/21 WEEK IN REVIEW (Jeh Johnson/Charles Blow/Rep. Madeleine Dean/Sen. Tina Smith)
March 12, 2021
This week's top stories on Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News include the bombshell royal family interview, the historic COVID relief bill, and a deep-dive into the latest culture wars.
FRIDAY 3/12/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (SEN. TINA SMITH)
5. FRIDAY 3/12/21 THE ESTABLISHMENT (SEN. TINA SMITH)
March 12, 2021
Minnesota Senator Tina Smith joins The Establishment's panel of Washington insiders to discuss the recently passed Covid relief bill, Piers Morgan, and filibuster reform. Plus, a tone-deaf look at the winners and losers of the pandemic on its one-year anniversary.
THURSDAY 3/11/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Madeleine Dean)
4. THURSDAY 3/11/21 HOT TAKE (Rep. Madeleine Dean)
March 11, 2021
Hot Take plays culture war speed round and announces its new COVID restriction-free Spring Break beach house with Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA). Plus, the latest on former President Trump's takeover of the GOP.
WEDNESDAY 3/10/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Charles Blow)
3. WEDNESDAY 3/10/21 VIRTUE SIGNAL (Charles Blow)
March 10, 2021
Virtue Signal breaks down the bombshell royal interview, Pepe Le Pew's cancellation, and attacks on Asian Americans with NYTimes columnist Charles Blow. Plus, Kylie Weaver creates her own QAnon.
3/9/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Jeh Johnson)
2. 3/9/21 INSIDE THE HILL (Jeh Johnson)
March 9, 2021
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson helps Inside The Hill make sense of their Critics Choice Awards loss, the Royal family, and Biden's immigration policy.
3/4/21 SEASON PREMIERE (Fareed Zakaria/Gov. Jared Polis/Ed O'Keefe/Yamiche Alcindor)
1. 3/4/21 SEASON PREMIERE (Fareed Zakaria/Gov. Jared Polis/Ed O'Keefe/Yamiche Alcindor)
March 3, 2021
The season premiere of Tooning Out The News features Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment allegations, Biden's response to the MBS-Khashoggi report, and Trump's CPAC splash.
Description

From the minds behind The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Our Cartoon President, comes Tooning Out The News - an animated variety news series, hosted by larger-than-life anchors.

The show is structured as a fictional newscast, with animated anchors and reporters presenting satirical takes on current events. The cartoon segments are similar to animated sketches that were originally produced for Colbert's show and for the series Our Cartoon President.

Production on the series was delayed and significantly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. The animation technique originally used involved motion capture technology to record the movements of actual actors. After the pandemic forced the animation staff to work remotely, the technique was changed to simpler one that merely uses commercially available animation software.Tooning Out The News is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (153 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2020.

Where to Watch Tooning Out The News

Tooning Out The News is available for streaming on the CBS All Access website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tooning Out The News on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (118)